What the Nonprofit Annual Report Is, Why It Is Necessary, But More Importantly - How It Can Be Powerful In Increasing A Nonprofit's Fundraising, Volunteers, Public Relations, and Marketing Results

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Above all, the IRS compliance requirements and federal law require that a nonprofit given official federal (and most often by states as well) charity status be open, reporting fully, in a timely manner, to any and all requests from the public for the organization''s board ratified financial and operations information. As always, a final rough draft of both the content and the print proof should be reviewed by several set of eyes for errors, clarity, readability, succinctness, etc.

#HowTo: Online Anonymity & Security Pivotal For Holiday Season

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#Communications: ‘Tis The Season For Making Lists & Prepping For 2012

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But also review Nonprofit.org’s blog review of the ‘ Ten Recent Upgrades To Facebook Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About.’

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#HOWTO: Establish Your Tumblr Account Preferences To Stay Organized

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33 million blogs in 8 languages ? Where's yours? We have already presented videos on how to sign on to Tumblr and how to tweak the settings of your new blog ?

#Marketing: Netflix Blows Its Public Goodwill In Announcing Price Increases

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Again Josh Yormark: Netflix does a lot of things right, but not being open and transparent about their subscription changes are currently hurting them as they are taking a beating in the public’s eye. From SocialMediaToday.com - Too good to pass up.

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#HOWTO: Setup A (Free) Scoop.it Magazine For Your Community

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and Pinterest earlier this week because we think these information-sharing sites offer a great platform for nonprofits and charities to share their own news as well as related images or stories in their sectors. We introduced Scoop.it

#HOWTO: Set Up Your Tumblr Blog’s Settings & Connect To Twitter/Facebook

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Related articles. We continue our video series on setting up your nonprofit’s Tumblr blog account with a look at the two Dashboards within your account. We also explore the blog’s settings and what distinguishes them from your account’s preferences.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Sweat The Details, But Focus On The Big Picture

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Critics, who write reviews, regularly comment on blogs, and participate on various Wikis (37%). In cyberspace, no one need hear you scream.

5 Simple Tips to Get More Visibility for Your Nonprofit

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In case you missed it or wanted to review the content, check out the slides and the recording. Webinar presenters are not just consultants and public speakers! Digital PR Marketing Nonprofits Social Media guest blogging podcasts public relations webinars

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#SOCIALMEDIA: How Young Is Too Old To Have Communications Expertise?

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We would simply add that usage of X and understanding of X are two different, albeit related, issues that Catherine (and all young people?) Related articles. Would you hire any of these people for your social-media outreach?

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#SocialNetworks: Kony 2012 Covered The Night. Did It Jump The Shark?

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” Frankly, those are some low-hanging fruit after all the self-congratulatory publicity of March. Youth cover some of the evening. The sensation that is/was ‘Kony 2012′ has been a part of the nonprofit social-media landscape for six-plus weeks now.

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#SocialNetworking: Facebook Updates Introduces “Timelines”

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We wanted to offer our audience a few opportunities to walk through the new features, and we want also to follow public reactions to the changes. Last week Facebook presented its latest iteration and updates with fanfare unusual even for Facebook. The changes were announced just as Google + wanted to open its services to everyone who wanted to subscribe, so clearly the two wanted to land some PR punches against each other.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: LinkedIn’s Value As Networking Platform Far Bigger Than Mere Numbers

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And as you develop your connections and networks, LinkedIn offers a cool way to make graphical what you can intuit in your list of connections (InMaps): LinkedIn’s small size relative to the 800-pound gorilla in the social media universe is precisely its strength. Related articles.

#COMMUNICATIONS: Make Your Next Fundraiser An Online Conversation Too

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A Twitter Wall adds dynamism to even the smallest event. Though weather in the mid-Atlantic continues to flirt with spring while staying surprisingly loyal to winter, it is the season to be planning summer festivals, fundraisers, and rallies.

#Development: Jumo And Good.is Join To Create Largest Nonprofit Network

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We have followed the development of the Jumo website and network over the last year or so, and that organization has recently announced a development ‘merger’ with Good.is that will make it/them arguably the largest nonprofit socially-conscious network around.

#TECH: Once Developed By Apple, Now Abandoned By Apple: EPEAT Standards

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#ADVOCACY: When A Clever Concept Just Misses, It Misses By A Lot

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Sometimes being close really means missing by quite a bit. Sometimes a nonprofit’s campaign can include a fine idea that, alas, doesn’t quite get it right.

#HOWTO: Setup A Pheed Account & Why It Could Prove Valuable For Nonprofits

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The latest social network vying for our attention Alright, I admit that when I first heard about one of the newest social networks out there, Pheed, I was underwhelmed. Are we not overwhelmed with social networks as it is?

#SM4NP: Scoop.it! For Information ‘Curation’ & Social Interaction

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has, on the surface, a strikingly similar mission: to provide a webspace to present ‘magazines’ of (hopefully) related materials based on a user’s interests and what information she or he has ‘curated’ for his or her site.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Let Flickr Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story As It Happens

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Related articles. Advice Branding Campaigns Cause Marketing Communications Design Geo-Location Healthcare How-to Marketing Skills Media Review Nonprofit Public Relations Reviews Social Media Software Review Video communication Facebook Flickr Google Non-profit organization Online Communities Photo sharing Social network Technology videoA picture, they say, is worth a thousand words.

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#SM4NP: ‘Kony 2012? Still Stirs Engagement, Controversy, And Embarrassment

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there is such a good thing as bad publicity for those nonprofits and charities. Director's breakdown raises further questions. The controversy surrounding the viral video ‘Kony 2012′ continues even as its views on YouTube surpass 85.4 million as I write.

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#HOWTO: Tumbler Can Be Social Media Hub, But Other Tools Are Available

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We have sung the praises of Tumblr for the past few Thursdays , and we will continue to do so.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Can Niche Online Networks Outperform Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page?

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Related articles. Have you defined your organization’s niche? Our participation in online social networks seems well beyond the status of a ‘fad.’ ’ In some parts of the world, people risk censure ? if not their lives ?

#HOWTO: Tumblr & RSS Feeds – How Do They Work Together?

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Last week we promised to discuss the connection that can be made between your nonprofit’s Tumblr site and RSS Readers around the world.

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#SocialNetworks: Set Up & Take Advantage Of Google+

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Setup takes seconds.

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#Communication: Six Tips To Expand Readership On Your Nonprofit’s Blog

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We thank you for reading our blog, and we hope to provide relevant, timely, and interesting material for you for 2012. Producing a timely and engaging blog (at least we hope so!) requires some effort. But the opportunities and results they can produce are well worth the investment.

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#HOWTO: Establish A Tumblr Account & Why You Should Do So

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#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

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Related articles. Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to.

#Development: Establishing Goals To Ensure Integrating Social Media In Your Organization’s Growth Plans

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Steve and Dado's 4 Phases of developing a Social-Media Strategy. Integrating social media among your peers and within the overall strategy of your charity or nonprofit is not simply a matter of establishing a Facebook presence and hoping for the best.

#Communications: Fine Tune Twitter Use To Enrich Outreach

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The idea of using Twitter can overwhelm some, and how to use it as a smart tool for strategic engagement seems downright contradictory to many.

#SM4NP: Are Pinterest & Scoop.it Part Of Your Social-Network Arsenal?

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Staying up-to-date with developments in the social-networking world is no easy task. Facebook engages most of our oxygen/eyeballs, but plenty of other services are available.

#Tech: Online Security For Your Person-Not Just Your Passwords

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What is to be done? Securing one’s passwords, email accounts, and banking information rightly gains the lion’s share of attention in the media.

#Tech: The Net Is Not Quite Dead, But It’s Not Your Mom’s Web Anymore

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Today’s tech topic is related in so far as it is about how we interact with Facebook and other online services in new ways. First of all, an adjustment/correction to yesterday’s story: Facebook pushed back its rollout of Timeline across all accounts until tomorrow, the 31st.

#MARKETING: Can Nonprofits Take Advantage Of Pinterest’s Open Platform?

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We talked about Pinterest last week when we discussed the fact that the social-media platform has been opened to the public , who no longer need to wait for an invitation. Related articles.

#SOCIALMEDIA: How Young Is Too Old To Have Communications Expertise?

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We would simply add that usage of X and understanding of X are two different, albeit related, issues that Catherine (and all young people?) Related articles. Would you hire any of these people for your social-media outreach?

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#INTERVIEW: Chris Forbes, Co-Author of Guerilla Marketing for Nonprofits, Offers Great Advice to Groups

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His varied background in marketing includes experience in the faith sector and work on five continents, and he has pioneered several media initiatives in public relations, television, radio and the Internet.

#SM4NP: How Is Facebook’s Timeline Doing In Drawing New Traffic?

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#Inteview: Amy Eisenstein, Fundraising Consultant and Author of 50 Asks in 50 Weeks

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Amy Eisenstein is a “no nonsense” fundraising consultant for local and national nonprofits. She is the author of 50 Asks in 50 Weeks: A Guide to Better Fundraising for Your Small Development Shop.

#TECH: How and Why To Develop A Google+ Page For Your Nonprofit

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#PUBLICPOLICY: Pressure Grows On Apple’s Supplier Foxconn

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And then there’s Apple: perhaps the only company that can have a serious court case against its flagship product (the iPad in China ), a publicity firestorm and protests over its (suppliers’) treatment of workers, and can still surpass the $500 share price.

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#SocialNetworks: Google+ For Business Is Now Open!

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Advertising Advice Communications Community How-to Marketing Measurement Media Review News and Current Affairs Nonprofit Public Relations Reviews Site Administration Social Media Technology Business Business Pages communication development Google Google+ Business Page Online Communities Search engine optimizationYes, the release of Google+’s Business Pages is the biggest news in social media this week. And in business news.

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#HOWTO: Create A Tumblr Account And Why It Might Replace Your Blog

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Communications Design How-to Marketing Nonprofit Public Relations Reviews Site Administration Social Media Software Review Technology Web and Print Web Design communication Facebook Foursquare Marketing and Advertising Online Communities StumbleUpon Tumblr Twitter web 2.0 If you follow the tech developments and platform inventions of social media, you can get a headache.

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#ADVOCACY: Make Sure Pitch Has Call To Action, Not Just High Concept

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You can get your materials into some of the best publication and on some of the most visited sites on the web. What happens when you get corporate assistance to launch a new campaign, or pro bono development from a commercial ad agency?